ISBN-10:
0415356164
ISBN-13:
9780415356169
Pub. Date:
04/28/2007
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
India: The Ancient Past: A History of the Indian Sub-Continent from c. 7000 BC to AD 1200 / Edition 1

India: The Ancient Past: A History of the Indian Sub-Continent from c. 7000 BC to AD 1200 / Edition 1

by Burjor Avari

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ISBN-13: 9780415356169
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Burjor Avari was born in India in 1938, spent his childhood in Kenya and Zanzibar, and received higher education in Britain. He taught history in Kenyan and British schools for 26 years before joining Manchester Metropolitan University in 1988 where he coordinates Multicultural Studies and teaches Indian History. He received an MBE in 1988 in recognition of his work in Multicultural Education.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. From Africa to Mehrgarh 3. The Harappan Civilization 4. The Indo-Aryans in the Vedic Age 5. Formative Centuries of the Pre-Mauryan Era 6. The Paradox of Mauryan Imperialism 7. Diffusion and Dynamism after the Mauryas 8. Stability and Change Under the Imperial Guptas 9. The Post-Gupta Era and the Rise of the South 10. Regionalism and Feudalism: Rajput, Pala and 296 Rashtrakuta Kingdoms 11. Chola Domination in the South and Turco-Afhan Plunder in the North

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